Things To Do

Where to Eat

There are several very nice country pubs on some of the routes to provide refreshment.Our local pub – The Hurstwood. (Within walking distance of the farm).The Buxted Inn in Buxted The Crow and Gate in Crowbrough
Champaigne celebration


Just a short distance away lies Ashdown Forest, a captivating natural haven famously linked to the heartwarming Winnie the Pooh stories by A.A. Milne. Immerse yourself in the enchantment as you follow the trail and have some whimsical fun playing pooh-sticks on the actual “Pooh Bridge” described in the beloved books.

Near the entrance of the farm, you’ll find both the Vanguard Way and the Wealdway, traversing through over 6,000 acres of the awe-inspiring High Weald, an area recognized for its exceptional natural beauty. The Vanguard Way presents an enticing 66-mile route, stretching from Newhaven to Croydon, providing an invigorating adventure for avid walkers. Hurstwood Farm is ideally positioned at the midpoint of this captivating trail, allowing you to explore its scenic splendors at your own pace.

During your stay at Hurstwood, be sure to bring along a copy of Ordnance Survey Explorer Map No. 135. This comprehensive map offers excellent detail of all the footpaths in the surrounding area, enabling you to navigate and discover the captivating landscapes with ease.

Whether you choose to wander through Ashdown Forest, follow the Vanguard Way, or embark on any of the numerous footpaths awaiting exploration, the local area surrounding Hurstwood Farm promises a wealth of outdoor adventures for those seeking to embrace the beauty of nature.

Local Information

If you’re looking to switch up the scenery, just a short drive away from Hurstwood Farm lies the charming town of Uckfield. Its vibrant High Street is a hub of activity, offering a diverse range of services and attractions, including a picture house that has stood the test of time since the 1920s.

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of a bygone era as you step into the picture house, which has been delighting audiences for decades. Its rich history adds a unique charm to your cinematic experience, making it a must-visit destination.

For those with a penchant for delectable local produce, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the farmers market, held on the first Saturday of each month. This lively market showcases an array of fresh and delicious offerings from local farmers and producers. Whether you’re in search of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, or homemade baked goods, the farmers market is sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide a delightful culinary experience.

From the comfort of your own home, you can now plan your visit to Uckfield, where the vibrant High Street and its historic picture house await your exploration. And mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month to indulge in the flavors of the region at the bustling farmers market. Uckfield promises a delightful escape from the tranquility of Hurstwood Farm, with its vibrant atmosphere and engaging attractions.

A short drive away is a variety of visitor attractions, including Scotney Castle, Bodium Castle, Lewes and Hever Castle and Penshurst Place.

Bedgebury Forest and National Park is only 11 miles away which is another stunning area for walks and cycling.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is also well worth a visit with great shopping facilities.  It was established as a Spa Town in Georgian Times.

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